John Finlay (Dean of Leighlin)

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John Finlay (27 June 1842-11 June 1921) was Dean of Leighlin from 1895 until [1] 1912.

Finlay was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1867. He began his ecclesiastical career as a curate in Clonenagh. He was the incumbent at Lorum from 1873 to 1890 when he moved to Carlow.[2]

He was murdered[3] on June 12, 1921.[4]

There is a memorial to him at St Peter, Templeport.[5]


  1. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  2. ^ ‘FINLAY, Very Rev. John’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 31 Oct 2013
  3. ^ Hansard
  4. ^ Rootsweb
  5. ^ Photo